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Black Joy and Resistance Book Signing and Panel Discussion with Adreinne Waheed

  • Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)

Hammonds House Museum invites you to join us for a conversation and book signing with photographer, Adreinne Waheed. Her book, Black Joy and Resistance, is an unapologetic celebration of Black life, love, joy, resistance, protest and so much more. This event is held in partnership with Auburn Avenue Research Library.

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Black Joy and Resistance is featured in the March issue of Essence Magazine. Here’s what essence.com has to say:

“HBCU homecomings, family reunions, Black Greek fests and “melanated” summer music festivals all serve as safe spaces for lit, for-us-by-us Black celebration. Even protest demonstrations against various -isms sometimes spontaneously burst into a chorus of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” when activists blow off steam and exhale—smiles and jubilation erupting in the face of white supremacists’ resistance like a middle finger.

Black Joy and Resistance, a photo collection by Adreinne Waheed, visually surveys both scenes with a perceptive eye that finds commonalities in energy between Brooklyn’s Afropunk fest and the #FeesMustFall student protest movement of Johannesburg.

As a passionate, wandering witness at Brooklyn’s West Indian Day Parade, DanceAfrica and Soul Summit rave-ups, as well as the Bahian carnival of Salvador and the 20th anniversary Million Man March, her camera testifies to Black resiliency and (again and again) how we got over.”

About Adreinne Waheed 
Adreinne Waheed is a photographer, photo editor and archivist based in Brooklyn, NY and Berkeley, CA. She has been making images since age 13. Her photography currently appears in the inaugural issue of Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. Her work has been published by The New York TimesThe Fader, The Crisis, Scholastic, and Time Inc. Books. She has exhibited at Rush Arts, The Corridor Gallery, The Underground Museum, and the Long Gallery, Harlem. As photo editor, Waheed has produced and directed numerous shoots for publications including VibeKing and Essence. Her photo research work can be seen in the recent books Prince: A Tribute to his Royal Badness and Black Women in Hollywood: A Salute to Trailblazers at the Oscars. In 2010, Adreinne created the Waheed Photo Archive, an extensive collection of found portraits of the African American community from the Civil War to the present. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) acquired the archive in 2015. Selected images from this collection and a related essay can be found in NMAAHC’s latest book, Everyday Beauty.